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of death in latin america. does the scary parasitic disease pose a growing threat here in the united states? >>> and a runway emergency in chicago where a giant cargo jet collides with an airliner. we'll bring you the very latest. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- >>> president obama telephones mitt romney, congratulates him for going over the top in the republican delegate count and over the top comments with supporter donald trump has created a distraction. you've heard trump question the birthplace in "the situation room," now romney is trying to move on. here's our national political correspondent, jim acosta. >> wolf, mitt romney has left las vegas, but donald trump is refusing to leave the campaign stage. >> americans are tired of being tired. >> now that he's crunched the number of delegates to win the gop nomination, it's victory lap time for mitt romney. get the checkered flag this new romney campaign video is all about the stars and stripes. >> we're united by one great, overwh overwhelming passion. we love america. we believe
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in the 1980s. it then carried out nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009 when talks with the united states stalled. it is believed to have used plutonium on those occasions, but experts suspect that after 2002 the north has moved on to nuclear development using enriched uranium. and the international community is looking on forcing the north to abandon this program. >> the united states is obviously in the minds of north korean leaders. now how do you think north korea, now saying it is a nuclear power, affect the situation on the korean peninsula? >> well, it's obvious that the north wanted to cement the fact that it has now joined the nuclear club and send a strong message to the united states that it can now negotiate on an equal footing. recently a north korean foreign ministry spokesperson suggested that currently the north has no plans for performing a nuclear test. this shows the north koreans are in dialogues and talks with the united states, but with a presidential election only five months away, the obama administration cannot afford to devote himself to the north's nuclear issue. and it
and ask about the united states. the united states is calling again for air strikes in syria to protect these innocent civilians. why is the president not joining them? >> well, again, to conduct military operations you've got to have allies and support in the region surrounding. syria is vournded by friends of the united states, turkey, israel, jordan, iraq. at some point in time, again going back to libya, we had bases in the mediterranean from which we could conduct air campaign close air support that establish a no-fly zone. in order to be able to do that in this context, you need to have access to bases. one of these countries is going to have to pony up the bases. again, that takes the kind of coordination and building of a consensus to get where we need to go where decisive action becomes more possible. >> you hear these leaders saying there is no plan b when we talk about syria. thank you. let me get to this here. >> do we have a verdict? >> it doesn't seem like we have a verdict. there's been a swirl behind the scenes, if you will. there was a earlier note that came right befor
, in the united states needs to be a part of it. charles taylor gets a bit the- year sentence for war crimes described as some of the most heinous in history. in the digital age, bringing back the good-old fashioned bookshop. er inlcome to our view mirro around the world. 13 bodies apparently executed were found in the eastern part of syria. the killings were discovered even as the u.n. security council held a meeting on last week's massacre that left more than 100 people dead and sparked wide-right combination of the regime. james robbins starts our coverage. >> no sign of the plea for peace in syria being heated. our creeks of violence in different parts of the country. -- outbreaks of violence in different parts of the country. last friday's massacre took place in houla. >> the syrian government, people are extremely troubled with this heinous and unjustified terrorist killing that took place and houla. today and other massacre was uncovered. -- today another massacre was uncovered. some were shot at close range. the fears that violence could spread through the region. >> in the worst cas
by alleging the president of the united states was not really the president of the united states. he intimated that president obama is secretly foreign. that was the basis of the donald trump flash in the pan candidacy years ago. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? i think she should. three weeks ago when i started, i thought he was born in this country and now i have doubt. >> based on what? >> his grandmother said he was born in kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth. he doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it. if you are going to be the president of the united states you have to be born in this country and there's a doubt as to whether or not he is. >> that little brain curdling wallow in celebrity driven up chuck came to an abrupt end about one year ago when on a wednesday afternoon, the president of the united states held a press conference at the white house to release his freaking birth certificate, to put that nonsense to rest. that was on a wednesday afternoon. three days later on saturday, it was the white house correspondence dinner where the presid
the effort? joining me now is james spidermarx. so, some u.s. lawmakers said the united states should take the lead and involve itself militarily. why is syria different than let's say libya. syria certainly had a greater population, a smaller piece of geography, therefore, it's a lot more urbanized and it becomes a very entangled and tough target to go against. unlike libya that had pocket of e resistance that were spread out and there seemed to be at some point, a unified opposition against gadhafi. so that answer to the question in terms of the difference between those two. in other words, it's a tougher nut to crack, a harder problem and would entangle us greatly. >> when you say something shouldn't be done, what is that something that should be done? >> well, clearly, what has to happen is the united, let's take it from the top and work our way down. united states is going to lose in this particular confrontation if russia brokers the deal to try to get assad to step aside. russia then is the peacemaker, russia owns the cards and have now caused this great con fill in syria to go away
, the department of state, firmly supports the position that the united states is not the place for the day-to-day technical operations of the internet. we have made this point repeatedly and we will continue to make it. the united nations and the itu can do many things, and they can do those things effectively and importantly, and areas of development and the areas of training as a forum for discussion of international policy matters, and in the case of itu, of course, preeminently in the area of spectrum allocation and management, on an international basis. but managing the internet is certainly not one of the u.n.'s roles. the internet and this seems to have increasingly gained public support, at meetings that i attend, and a few have attended, the internet is best left to a multi-stakeholder structure. where decisions are made on a bottom-up basis. and in which, of course, all stakeholders can participate in their respective roles. this is the environment that has proven the test of time, and has left the internet to innovate and for that we have gained extraordinary benefits socially a
for intervention on capitol hill. >> there is no doubt in my mind that action is necessary now. the united states needs to be a part of it. >> liberia's former president gets a 50-year sentence for war crimes described as some of the most heinous in history. and greenback the bookstore -- bringing back the bookstore, one well-known author is stocking the shelves in hopes of bringing back the written page. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. tonight, fresh evidence of the breach in the u.n. broken cease- fire in syria. 13 bodies, apparently executed, were found in the eastern part of the country. the killings were discovered that even as the u.n. security council held a closed meeting on last week's massacre that left more than 100 dead and sparked widespread condemnation of the assad regime. >> another mass killing. the commander of the u.s. observer team in syria, general mahmoud, said the bodies of the 13 men with hallett -- with hands bound were found shot dead on tuesday. he calls the appalling and inexcusable. it is the second time in less than a week tha
't mind attacking the united states. assad violated the oath. he took an oath not to harm the united states. and we don't want them to be appearing -- this he's making an interesting distinction. he's making a distinction between acquired citizenship, between being born as a citizen and having a visa. if you were with born as an american citizen, you've not taken an oath not to harm the united states. if you acquire a visa to the united states you're not taking an oath not to harm the united states. but if you have an acquired citizenship, you do take an oath. and this is where he wants to make it known that visas and born sit zoneship are different from when you take an oath. once you take an oath, you are bound to comply with that oath. he does have these kind of -- sort of understanding of legal jihad from the classical tradition that he would like to comply with. >> that's interesting, because other folks, you know the most traumatic and deadly attack by americanp citizen in al qaeda's name was that by hassan who took an oath when he became an officer, swore an oath to protect th
. but the big issue is that european debt crisis, that is dragging down the united states economy and they are bracing for what happens next in greece, spain, places where the president has very little control right now, could have a major impact not just on our economy but at the election in november. >>trace: ed, thank you. early today, rebound called the former governor romney to congratulate him on clinching the g.o.p. nomination last night. the president said he looked forward to and i quote, "an important and healthy debate over the next few months." but don't expect them to stay friendly. campaign carl cameron is live for us in washington, dc, with more. >>carl: you do not want to expect a lot of civility between the rivals for the most powerful office in the whole world. president obama did actually give governor romney a congratulations call for locking up the nomination and a spokesman said "president obama said he looks forward to an important debate eight -- about america's future." it took planned parenthood less than a day to endorse president obama and launch a $1.4
today, what if anything should the united states be doing about this? conor powell is tracking the syrian story from just over the story in israel today. conor? >> reporter: megyn, finding the solution to end that bloodshed in syria seems to be fading with every passing day now. the international community is picking up diplomatic pressure on syria. the united states, great britain and other countries expelled syrian diplomats but that diplomatic pressure hasn't really changed the violence on the ground. it continues every single day. as you pointed out 13 people were found dead in eastern syria today by u.n. observers. they said their hands were bound and they were shot at close range. the city of homs has been just pounded in the last 24, 36 hours or so with a barrage of artillery and rockets coming from syrian forces. we don't know how many people have been killed in homs in the past day or so but it has the potential to be substantial. now that diplomatic pressure though doesn't seem to have much of an impact. today russia and china have given a boost to syria. both those c
president of the united states. you did not need treatment. let the people go. >> cenk: get it, smoking mad? angellett on the show today. he's a libertarian. plus stand your ground with a twist. >> if he thought that my brother was threatening him he could have rolled up the window and called the cops. >> but the police did not find anything on him. >> cenk: but this time the races are reversed. what happened? only one way to find out. stay right here because no one% else is covering it. see how a republican dude loses it on the florida. >> not the american way! come out here. >> cenk: we've got great video on that. it's go time. >> cenk: so donald trump is off the reservation. he's a runaway train. talking about the birth of this and transcript of that but the rest of the people aren't buying--or are they? they had this to say. >> as the president made clear in this briefing room when it became a ridiculous distraction last year, you know, the american people are concerned about real issues that confronts this nation. they are concerned principally with the fact that we are still not down
as appropriate leaders of the united states. >> you don't think there was anything interesting in talking about the constitution saying the age of the president and the birth place of the president and the citizenship of of the president, the long run-up to something about business which the romney campaign consistently says is their focus. margaret hoover come on. >> you said will cain and didn't get the answer you like. >> it's not the answer i like. i think you're not being honest with me. >> excuse me, when i'm accused of being dishonest you can be assured i will respond. >> good, you go. >> i think this is the unfortunate happenstance of including donald trump in your news coverage. we expand the narrative to assume that everything mitt romney says when he's speaking on the value of business experience that -- >> run that clip again. >> no, you can play it as soon as i'm done but let me finish this. >> i'm not saying every little thing. i'm saying this particular clip where he talks about changing the constitution because the age, the birth place, the citizenship and then goes on and talks
. and this was their ambassador in spain after being told to get out. britain and the united states were among others ordering ambassador's home. >> this is part of our tightening of pressure. >> their top diplomat and two others said the embassy at london have been given seven days to leave the -- to leave britain. is designed to send a strong signal to president assad that he must now get behind kofi annan's peace plan. >> annan urged him to start dialogue. assad denied having anything to do with the deaths. it did not look like a meeting of the minds. >> we are at a tipping point. the syrian people did not want their future to be one of bloodshed and division. yet the killings continue. the abuses are still with us today. >> if the massacre is a tipping point, it could be to greater violence. syria opposed the regime has always calculated their survival depends on overwhelming force, not on dialogue. >> the death toll from the latest earthquake to hit northern italy has risen to 16. what more can you tell us? >> the epicenter was close to where a similar quake struck nine days earlier. a factory and wareho
the weekend mass car in houla, but the united states maintains it will not use force to end the blood shed. >>> and severe storms. oklahoma city gets pounded by a big time hailstorm. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 30, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. so good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. >>> it was a prize mitt romney has been chasing for five years. he clinched the republican presidential nomination with a win in yesterday's texas primary, calling it an honor and a privilege. he'll be officially nominate add the republican convention in august. cbs news estimates romney has 1,198 delegates after picking up 90 in the texas vote. and romney has already ramped up his attacks on president obama. susan mcginnis in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, romney all about endurance has finally paid off. look for romney to enter a critical phase of the campaign. watch for him to step up his attacks on the obama administration and to defend himself from their attacks, including most recently, his association with donald trump. mi
of the president of the united states being secretly foreign. that is your history forever. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell". >> wow, talk about a coincidence, the biggest liar of the presidential campaign is raising money tonight in vegas, with america's biggest pathological liar. mitt romney accepts and plays the trump card. >> doubling down vegas style. >> honeymoon in vegas. >> mitt romney's fund-raiser. >> a $2 million las vegas fund-raiser. >> with donald trump tonight. >> i want to say thank you to donald trump for his endorsement. >> donald trump. donald trump. >> why? >> why? >> why? >> the place of birth movement. >> you are courting disaster. >> this is about raising money. >> mitt romney is not going to have trouble raising money. >> how do you let a guy, donald trump. >> chair a $2 million fund-raiser who thinks that the president of the united states is illegitimate. what is the benefit here? >> i just don't even -- >> i thought your introduction was highly inappropriate. >> there is some very nasty undertones. >> he was born in kenya. >> this is the most obn
. it is my distinct pleasure to introduce the next president of united states. let's give a big nevada thank you to our governor and congressman for their leadership. [applause] it's a real privilege to work with them. they are great leaders for our state and listening to the comments of the congressman and a lieutenant governor, nevada is on the move. we can do a lot better. we met with these business onerous, part of the nevada family and as we talked with them, something that struck me that one of them said was that we have had to put our dreams on hold. because we have had to put our dreams on hold, we cannot hire. we cannot put people to work and there is a reason for that. that is what is happening in the white house. we need a leader. we need someone who has actually run a business. [cheers and applause] we need an answer. we need somebody who is not going to regulate us out of business. we need somebody who will not spend on to we fall over a cliff. we need somebody who will not tax us into oblivion. i have had the great privilege to meet governor romney many years ago when we served
that many people zero plays those announcements just to get the birth in the united states. >>> >>> facebook finish below $29 a share yesterday. so what that means the zuckerberg air drops of the top 46 richest people list. facebook is now approved to have 9400 employees. that is three times its current workforce. >>> i think they've proven already to be a good neighbor. >>> i don't think you've done anything to protect my help in terms of pollution that the cars will have in my neighborhood. >>> in just a few hours the two men accused of beating brian stowe are back into court for a preliminary hearing. still a paramedic from santa cruz is recovering from the beating. volunteers will continue the search for a missing morgan hill teenager. the effort will begin at 8:00 this morning for sierra lamar. and to live and was arrested last week in connection with the murder. her family is still hoping she will be found alive. the four porn 0-2 >>> let's check in with elizabeth right now she is live up the largest park in san francisco. >>> wheat were previewing a event that was happening. we are ex
the united states survive if half the country is getting some kind of check from the government? we have new stats that show 49.1%, almost 50% of the u.s. is getting government assistance in some form. eric, it's troubling, because this is the way that greece went. right? now, the question if you read the story a little bit more, it says families are becoming multigenerational. a lot of people are doubling up and moving home with their parents. grandparents are moving in with them. they say the "wall street journal," even if it wasn't happening because of the recession people would be getting more check from the government. >> eric: any way you slice it. look at the chart from the lower left to the upper right. chart is going up. president obama blast the right side of the chart right there. things aren't getting better. no matter what you hear on tv or how many times the president takes a victory lap saying it's better when we took over. it's not. if you look at that number, stood stamps up 4% from when he took over. $80 billion of food stamps, for americans on food stamps. more americans i
of the united states was not born in this country. romney met with trump during a high-profile fundraiser last night in las vegas. romney aides have called trump's birther comments an unhelpful distraction. but the event went on as scheduled. president obama's campaign for re-election is out with an ad highlighting the issue. the video credits senator john mccain for knocking down personal attacks against then-candidate obama during the 2008 election and questions why mitt romney won't do the same with the likes of donald trump. the obama campaign released a statement saying mitt romney's continued embrace of donald trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership. if mitt romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like donald trump, what does that say about the kind of president he would be? the romney campaign has said time and again, it believes president obama was born in the united states. >>> newt gingrich also in las vegas for romney's fundraiser said the trump issue will not hurt mr. romney's campaign. >> gove
. >> governor romney has said that he believes the president was born in the united states. he said it repeatedly. he said that he thinks the issue is closed. and that he's focused on jobs and the economy. and you know, democrats put out a web video on this yesterday. they can talk about trump all they want. we're focused on jobs and the economy. >> but trump has just tweeted again. we'll have more on that and the truth about joe biden. jon stewart tries to get the dirt from first lady michelle obama. >> the isn't it hard though to raise a kid around biden? because i would assume that there's a lot of like joe language or like he's like the uncle that comes over, like, oh, you brought them guns. like you know, that kind of thing. like is that. >> no. >> no, he's -- all right. >> no, he's a great vice president. >> all right. >> he's a great friend my kids hang around him. >> they have play dates i guess. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. in our daily fix, the president placed a call to mitt romney at 11:30 this morning congratulating him on securing the republican no
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the united states and other nations expelled syrian diplomats today, expressing outrage over the weekend massacre. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we have an on-the-ground report from the city of ho, and an iervi with ambassador gary dewer from canada, one of the countries taking action against its syrian envoy. >> woodruff: then, two takes on the presidential race. we look at mitt romney as he secures the republican nomination after today's primary in texas. >> warner: and gwen ifill reports on the push by both campaigns to court hispanics. >> immigration is a big issue, but not the top concern for hispanic voters here in colorado and elsewhere. both governor romney and president obama are talking about the economy. >> wdruf plus, ray suarez examines the use of drone strikes to target al qaeda militants, and president obama's hand in approving the list of terrorists to kill. >> warner: and as author toni morrison is awarded the presidential medal of freedom
nomination. trump continues to question whether or not president obama was born in the united states. i want to show part of an interview with wolf blitzer. >> donald, have you seen the actual newspaper announcements within days of his birth in honolulu? for example the honolulu star bulletin, you see the birth announcement -- >> yes, and many people did that -- >> listen to me, donald. >> excuse me, wolf. >> can i ask -- >> am i allowed to talk. will you stop defending snoobam. >> you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous. >> i think you are, wolf. i think you sound ridiculous. >> wolf blitz ser joining us from washington. wolf, this is getting a lot of play and attention here. i want to talk about this because i know we as journalists, we grapple with the choices of who we cover, whether certain people get a platform to air their views, other folks we ignore. considering trump's birther comments, he's known to be a publicity seeker, walk us through why you thought it was important to get him on the record. >> i thought it was important because yesterday was not an ordinary day in the h
many lives, it's going to help the united states continue to be the world leader for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and mean a lot to our economy as well. and with that, and thanks to all, i urge all members to support this very important legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5651 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative -- mr. pitts: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in support of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceed thonings question will be postponed. for what purpose does the quelt from louisiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h r. 3310 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3310, a bill to amend the communications act of 1934 to consolidate the
that the president of the united states is illegitimate. what is the benefit here? >> i just don't even -- >> i thought your introduction was highly inappropriate. >> there is some very nasty undertones. >> he was born in kenya. >> this is the most obnoxious swill. >> a kind of feud between donald trump and george will. here's how it standarded. >> the cost of appearing with this bloviating. >> george will may be the dumbest and most overrated political commentator of all time. >> i don't understand the benefit, what is romney seeking? >>> the romney campaign gets too celebrate their victory in the texas primary tonight and they're clinching of the republican nomination, officially. they get to celebrate that tonight in las vegas. where the romney campaign collided with the bloviating ignoramus on tv today. you have one second to guess what he's going to talk about. time's up. >> nothing's changed my mind. his mother is definitely in the hospital, they don't even know which hospital it was. his grandmother said he was born in kenya. i've been known as being a very smart guy for a long time. i d
including the united states expelling syrian diplomats. in the year when the president is running on his foreign policy victories syria is becoming a lightning rod. >> this administration has a feckless foreign policy which abandons american leadership. i know because i visit with these people that they are ready to help these people and they are helping them some. it cries out for american leadership. >> and today mitt romney said the president's quote lack of leadership has resulted in a policy of paralysis and we should work with partners to arm the opposition. now, that is something a lot of people -- that's a lightning rod in itself. and the obama administration is holding firm on its stance of no military action. >> no military action is always an option. and we haven't in this case removed options from the table. we do not believe that militarization for the situation in syria at this point is the right course of action. we believe it would lead to greater chaos and greater carnage. >> but will american intervention stop blood shed? that is the key question. let's look at the last
question. let's look at the last time. it was a year ago in libya the united states spent more than a billion dollars on air strikes with nato. today the weak transitional government says it has to delay elections and tribes are fighting and al qaeda and islamists say they created their own country. which will be the sixth biggest in africa. getting rid of gadhafi had a lot of unintended consequences which can blow back on america. but there is another country that has the influence to stop the massacre. vladimir putin's russia is bashar al assad's arms dealer. assad bought nearly $5 million of weapons in five years, that's 10% of the arms exports in the past decade. reuters reported a russian ship was expected to arrive this weekend. russia signed a deal to sell fighter jets to syria which already flies 555 russian mig fighter jets. russia has nearly 5,000 tanks including the t-72 which has a 125 millimeter gun, with a range of about 6,000 feet. it's russian. add the 4,000 plus surface to air missiles syria's military is one of the largest in the region thanks to russia. here now j
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